INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has said that, the current partnership between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and universities in Nigeria must be sustained because it is vital for the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.
He said this at the Post 2019 General Election Review Retreat with Collation and Returning Officers in Lagos.
At the retreat, Yakubu noted that the Commission is under obligation to thank the vice chancellors who served as State Collation Officers for the presidential election and Returning Officers for the givernorship elections, for their immense services to the nation.
He said Only those who are involved will appreciate what it means to conduct elections in Nigeria.
The INEC chairman urged the vice chancellors to speak up about their experiences on the successes and challenges encountered in the just concluded general election, to enable the Commission device ways of improving the electoral system.